Apple Inc. (AAPL) - Get Report is teaming up with women's activist Malala Yousafzai to fund the secondary education for more than 100,000 girls in India and Latin America, the company announced this weekend.
The Malala Fund expects to double the number of grants it offers, thanks to Apple's support, though the company did not disclose how much it is donating. Apple CEO Tim Cook will be a part of the fund's leadership council.
"My dream is for every girl to choose her own future," said Malala Yousafzai, the youngest 2014 Nobel Peace Price winner. "Through both their innovations and philanthropy, Apple has helped educate and empower people around the world. I am grateful that Apple knows the value of investing in girls and is joining Malala Fund in the fight to ensure all girls can learn and lead without fear."
The fund estimates that there are 130 million girls of school age worldwide who are not getting an education.
"We believe that education is a great equalizing force, and we share Malala Fund's commitment to give every girl an opportunity to go to school," said Tim Cook. "Malala is a courageous advocate for equality. She's one of the most inspiring figures of our time, and we are honored to help her extend the important work she is doing to empower girls around the world."
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